"And now ye think to withstand the kingdom of the Lord in the hand of the sons of David; and ye be a great multitude, and there are with you golden calves, which Jeroboam made you for gods. Have ye not cast out the priests of the Lord, the sons of Aaron, and the Levites, and have made you priests after the manner of the nations of other lands? so that whosoever cometh to consecrate himself with a young bullock and seven rams, the same may be a priest of them that are not gods. But as for us, the Lord is our God, and we have not forsaken him; and the priests, which minister unto the Lord, are the sons of Aaron, and the Levites wait upon their business: And they burn unto the Lord every morning and every evening burnt sacrifices and sweet incense: the shewbread also set they in order upon the pure table; and the candlestick of gold with the lamps thereof, to burn every evening: for we keep the charge of the Lord our God; but ye have forsaken him. And, behold, God himself is with us for our captain, and his priests with sounding trumpets to cry alarm against you. O children of Israel, fight ye not against the Lord God of your fathers; for ye shall not prosper." II Chronicles 13:8-12
Judah had 400,000 valiant men but Israel had 800,000 mighty warriors. The king of Judah told the king of Israel - “hey, don’t mess with us because we have the Lord on our side.” (my wording) Exactly like satan, the king of Israel didn’t listen. In fact the men of Israel set up an ambush by surrounding King Abijah and the men of Judah. So here they are surrounded and outmanned - it looked like sure defeat. Has that ever happened to you? Is it happening now? So what did these valiant men do? Before the battle cry went up, they cried to the Lord. (II Chronicles 13:14) The Bible says “…as the men of Judah shouted, it came to pass, that God smote Jeroboam and all Israel before Abijah and Judah.” That tells me that when our reality looks like sure defeat that we just need to cry to the Lord and he will fight the battle for us. It doesn’t matter what happens today, we just have to continue to trust in the Lord for he is on the scene waiting for our cry and the perfect time. We need to understand that sometimes God allows our reality to get to be absolutely impossible so when the miracle comes he is the one that gets the glory.
It would have been better for the men of Israel to acknowledge the power of God and not go to battle with Judah. As such, anyone that is standing in the way of God fulfilling his promise to you will bow or be moved.